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Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves for Latin America today to participate in the Pacific Alliance Summit meetings held this week in Puerto Varas, Chile, on 29-30 June. New Zealand is an Observer of the Pacific Alliance - a Latin American regional...

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Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is seeking meetings with trade ministers from the United Kingdom and the European Union to discuss the UK's decision to leave the Union. He says he expects to meet with many of my European counterparts at the G20...

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Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says Customs detector dogs are proving their worth, having sniffed out almost $10 million of undeclared and concealed cash at the border in three years since their introduction says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. Nicky says...

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The pretence of the government that it is putting extra funding into rural state highway blackspots is diabolical, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. “The big question is, where is the rest of the money it siphoned...

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  The new $14.9 million Lyttelton Primary School was today officially opened by Education Minister Hekia Parata. The school, which opened its doors at the beginning of this term, is the result of the merging of Lyttelton Main and Lyttelton West...

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  Increasing numbers of families are having to go to food banks just to put a meal on the table, according to a new report that should shame the Government into action, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. “The...

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  Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the opening of applications for a new $7.9 million research fund to help improve the management of long-term health conditions. “The Government...

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Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that 46 innovative teaching projects involving 114 schools and six early childhood education providers have won funding worth a total of around $3.6 million over the next two years. Ms Parata says the Teacher-Led...

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  Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that eight regions have been awarded funding grants from the 2016 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM). “We...

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The Government wants to tax Aucklanders thousands of dollars a year just to use the motorway network, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Officials estimate the average city commute is 11.8km. This means for the average...

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